Being a “real” New Yorker brings a badge of pride, but when do you actually earn those bragging rights? “You are a New Yorker when you feel it,” says Ramona Singer, an original star of The Real Housewives of New York City. NPR host, DJ, and author Stretch Armstrong is more definitive, setting a benchmark of 10 years.
In this special “Absolut Truth” series from Absolut Vodka, New Yorkers from all walks of life weigh in on the age-old question, with wildly different thoughts. And while they don’t agree on the timestamp for becoming a true New Yorker, their answers prove that this stereotypically tough city will welcome new “locals” into the fold. Absolut has worked to promote that inclusive spirit since hitting the scene in 1979.
See what the celebs have to say about NYC status, and use #AbsolutTruth to let us know your own rules.
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